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I've been busy this week re-working a flower bed....pulling out the weeds and planting Chrysanthemums (Mums) in the place where Zinnias, Salvia and Marigolds once were the Kings and Queens. I may leave a couple of Zinnia plants despite the plant looking very ragged, the fresh blooms keep coming...and so do the butterflies!
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Oct 13 2013 20:16 GMT Papagena
You did really a fantastic work Larry, and I wish you that many butterflies will visit your marvellous flowers !!

In my area it begins to be rather too cold for butterflies.It is snowing already until about 1000m above sea level.........
Oct 13 2013 23:05 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ruth. I haven't always lived in North Florida so I know about cold weather and grey skies. The Winter months are the most pleasant here in North Florida. There are some cold nights toward the end of December, lasting until early February. The days are sunny and warm. The only butterflies I notice in the winter months are the Skippers.
Oct 14 2013 04:46 GMT Annamaria
This looks beautiful, Larry!! The climate in N.Florida sounds great!! ;-)
Oct 14 2013 14:05 GMT Lalbabu
Aha what a marvellous beauty,it looks as if you have photoshopped the flower !!!!!
Oct 15 2013 00:13 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria. Yes, the climate in N. Florida is super nice. Not much cold weather, but still a change in climates. Not all palm trees and sand like it is farther south.
Oct 15 2013 00:15 GMT larrybenedict
Lalbabu, I used a HDR filter in Picasa3 for the effect you are seeing.
Oct 15 2013 10:32 GMT Jakeobean
Lovely garden Larry.....except for the mums, must things have gone in our flower beds.....
Oct 17 2013 12:31 GMT annieann PRO
I just love this array of colors larry
Oct 17 2013 14:35 GMT larrybenedict
Happy Birthday Jake.
Oct 17 2013 17:50 GMT bandsix
This is a lovely colourful entry, Larry......the HDR has really enlivened the front flower, in particular. I agree with Anna-Maria about your climate, sounds great!
Oct 17 2013 23:30 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. To enhance detail, sometimes I use the HDR effect and sometimes the pencil sketch. I like the hard edges on some things like buildings and some flowers.
Oct 18 2013 22:29 GMT junne PRO
your climate sounds like ours here. where did you live before florida?
another beautiful picture. you really are an artist.
Oct 19 2013 03:51 GMT larrybenedict
Hi G√ľnter, I grew up in Kentucky, near the Mississippi River, about 25 miles south of where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converged. Because of your proximity to the sea, you probably have higher humidity levels. I live about 50 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks for the kind compliment on the photo.
Oct 21 2013 08:13 GMT skyball
A beautiful selection and shot Larry!!!!!!.........
Oct 21 2013 12:35 GMT martini957
Pops right out...cool work
Oct 26 2013 21:38 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
A beautiful floral display, expertly presented as always!
Oct 26 2013 22:47 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Annie. Me too!
Oct 26 2013 22:49 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. I had good teachers in you and Barbara.
Oct 29 2013 02:34 GMT pauli3522
what a beautiful garden..you made a great job there....butterflies have a lot of suggar from your flowers
Oct 29 2013 04:11 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Paulina. Yes, I feed the butterflies very well.
Nov 05 2013 08:43 GMT Bellavista
Like a post card!
Nov 06 2013 21:07 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Bea.